This blue Dacia 2000 was the personal vehicle of the former Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu

This blue Dacia 2000 was the personal vehicle of the former Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The vehicle is now owned by Ovidiu Magureanu, a retro car enthusiast from the Balkan country.

Adevarul daily newspaper reports the Dacia 2000 was produced in 1981 and was not made for civilians, so nobody knows exactly how many copies still exist. It is equipped with lots of great features for that time such as air conditioning, automatic gearbox, electric windows, cruise control and others.

The current owner says he “found Ceausescu’s car on the internet” and “of course I bought it”. He also explains it is powered by a 2.2-liter gasoline engine with 115 HP (86 kW) and still can hit the 175 km/h (108 mph) mark.

The retro Dacia, nicknamed the “Comrade”, was recently showcased at the National Classic Dacia meeting in Brasov, Romania.

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Auto enthusiast owns Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s personal Dacia 2000